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 Posted: Mon Apr 30th, 2012 07:44 pm
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I always thought that drafts are supposed to be measured 5-10 years after the fact since none of these guys have played a game yet so I never understood why analysts give a draft grade the night after a draft.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 30th, 2012 08:59 pm
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silentkiller wrote: I always thought that drafts are supposed to be measured 5-10 years after the fact since none of these guys have played a game yet so I never understood why analysts give a draft grade the night after a draft.
Because people read those articles.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 30th, 2012 09:01 pm
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DaNkinator wrote: Papa Voo wrote: Nobody has commented on this thread about the Redskins selecting QB Kirk Cousins.  It seems like the story is red hot in Washington, DC.  What would you think if you were EG3 and the Redskins use a luxury pick on a QB like Cousins while they have pressing needs throughout the team.  I just watched the press conference of RG3 addressing the Washington DC reporters for the first time and one of the first questions dealt with the drafting of Cousins. I think it is a ridiculous pick.

I don't think so.

He was drafted 102nd overall, in the 4th round. That's not a high pick. That's a backup pick. And that's exactly why they drafted him. He's not going to be challenging RGIII for a job. There's a reason he fell out of the top 100, and this is why. Grossman, more than likely won't be around after this year, so it only makes sense to have a decent backup when he's gone. They used this pick wisely.

And it's not like that pick would have been used wisely elsewhere. Anyone else drafted there would likely be a reserve as well, so why not do it for the most valued position on the team?

Seems a lot of people are calling this a dumb pick or a luxury pick.  Rosenthal said it best when he said that the Redskins believe Cousins can be a good BACKUP QB.  Those aren't a luxury in the NFL, they're a requirement.

The Redskins remember 1994, when Gus Frerotte ended up being a better QB than Heath Shuler.  

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silentkiller wrote: I always thought that drafts are supposed to be measured 5-10 years after the fact since none of these guys have played a game yet so I never understood why analysts give a draft grade the night after a draft.

The draft classes are graded on assessed value. 



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tofu_chipmunk wrote:
DaNkinator wrote: Papa Voo wrote: Nobody has commented on this thread about the Redskins selecting QB Kirk Cousins.  It seems like the story is red hot in Washington, DC.  What would you think if you were EG3 and the Redskins use a luxury pick on a QB like Cousins while they have pressing needs throughout the team.  I just watched the press conference of RG3 addressing the Washington DC reporters for the first time and one of the first questions dealt with the drafting of Cousins. I think it is a ridiculous pick.

I don't think so.

He was drafted 102nd overall, in the 4th round. That's not a high pick. That's a backup pick. And that's exactly why they drafted him. He's not going to be challenging RGIII for a job. There's a reason he fell out of the top 100, and this is why. Grossman, more than likely won't be around after this year, so it only makes sense to have a decent backup when he's gone. They used this pick wisely.

And it's not like that pick would have been used wisely elsewhere. Anyone else drafted there would likely be a reserve as well, so why not do it for the most valued position on the team?

Seems a lot of people are calling this a dumb pick or a luxury pick.  Rosenthal said it best when he said that the Redskins believe Cousins can be a good BACKUP QB.  Those aren't a luxury in the NFL, they're a requirement.

The Redskins remember 1994, when Gus Frerotte ended up being a better QB than Heath Shuler.  


That's exactly what I was thinking.

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 Posted: Tue May 1st, 2012 01:11 pm
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Yep, there's that too.

Again, always good to have an insurance policy.

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silentkiller wrote: I always thought that drafts are supposed to be measured 5-10 years after the fact since none of these guys have played a game yet so I never understood why analysts give a draft grade the night after a draft.I was recently rereading some of my old Lindy's NFL magazines.  One of the things they do is a draft recap.  It was interesting to see how many guys from later rounds made nice careers for themselves and how many pundits were wrong on many bigger names.  Meaning you are spot on.  I think three years is good enough.  Odds are if a guy has not made much of an impact by then odds are he never will. 



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Bump for the Trent Richardson draft, which is funny now that I called it the worst move of the night but had no idea he would ever be as bad as he is.



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